Taipei: Una Novela (Paperback)

By Tao Lin
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June 2013 Indie Next List


“Taipei follows Paul, a young writer living in New York, over a period of several months as he wanders and stumbles his way through a world of drugs, anxiety, ennui, and desperation. Lin chronicles these experiences in a style that retains his recognizable dryness, but with an intense, thoughtful dedication to the articulation of Paul's thoughts and feelings. Taipei achieves a complexity only hinted at in Lin's previous work and finds an ideal balance between irony and sincerity. Funny and deeply intelligent, this new work by a 'deadpan literary trickster' is also genuinely moving.”
— Ami Tian, Ravenna Third Place, Seattle, WA

Description


An ode--or lament--to the way we live today, this novel follows Paul from New York City to Taipei, where he moves with his new wife, a fellow artist drug user. On their journey, the two experience all-night drives along the East Coast, ill-advised grocery runs in the Midwest, shoplifting excursions in the South, and book readings on the West Coast. The couple learns what it means to share themselves completely, and what results is a meditation on memory, love, and what it means to be alive, young, and on the periphery--in America or anywhere.

About the Author


Tao Lin is the author of several books of fiction and poetry, including "Eeeee Eee Eeee", "Richard Yates", "You Are a Little Bit Happier than I am", and "Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy".
Product Details
ISBN: 9788492837656
ISBN-10: 8492837659
Publisher: Ediciones Alpha Decay
Publication Date: December 2014
Pages: 304
Language: Spanish